Local animal protection campaigners held an information stall in Harrogate on Saturday (9 July 2022) as part of a National Day of Outreach to raise public awareness of the plight of beagles bred for laboratory experiments.
The event, which took place at 74 different locations throughout the UK, called for the closure of MBR Acres, a facility in Cambridgeshire that breeds beagles for laboratories, and for animal experiments to be replaced by non-animal methods.
One of the campaigners Vicki Logan said:
MBR Acres breeds more than 2,000 beagles a year to supply to laboratories for often very painful experiments.
Last summer, a protest camp, called Camp Beagle, was set up outside the facility, to call for its closure, and the campaign is now being taken nationwide.
We were delighted at the wonderful response we received from members of the public on Saturday, with people queuing at our stall to find out how they could help the campaign and to sign our petition to the goverment calling for animal experiments to be replaced with humane non-animal methods.
Anyone who wants to find out more about the campaign can do so at https://www.thecampbeagle.co.uk
Also can sign the government petition here Ban commercial breeding for laboratories. Implement reform to approve & use NAMs – Petitions (parliament.uk)